Kettleson Memorial Library is hosting the fifth annual adult spelling bee on Sunday, June 2 at 4:00 PM. Participants may compete as an individual or in teams of two and must be 18 years or older, or a younger high school graduate. First place prize this year is a 1/2 hour flight seeing trip for two, donated by Harris Air. Other prizes include a gift certificate at Old Harbor Books, and a library fine-relief punch card. There is an entry fee of $20.00 per participant and the first 15 spellers will receive a special incentive gift. Some local sponsors have agreed to be represented by spellers. If interested in representing a 'sponsor' please indicate at signup. Come into the library to register or call 747-8708. All proceeds will be used for the library expansion program.
REMINDER to all businesses - the Sales Tax rate increases to 6% effective Monday, April 1st and continues through September 30th for all sales, services, and short term rentals. The sales tax rate remains the same at 5% for long term rental of real property such as trailer space rental, boat stall rental, etc. (not residential units which are tax exempt) and the Bed Tax rate remains the same at 6%.
There was in increase in the sales tax cap that went from $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 effective October 1, 2012 that will cause your maximum sales tax charged to increase from $75.00 to $90.00 per invoice. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Sales Tax Offices of the City and Borough of Sitka at 747-1840.
Kettleson Memorial Library is looking for a volunteer who is willing to come in regularly once a week or more to clean and vacuum computers and keyboards. The volunteer would need to come in before the library opens at 10:00am, Monday through Friday. If interested, please call 747-8708.
Beginning on Thursday, February 14, the library parking lot will have limited parking and the following week, there may be no parking available in the lot, depending upon construction activities. Parking on Harbor Drive in front of the library will become restricted to one hour parking. In addition, library patrons will be able to park in the east portion of the Harrigan Centennial Hall parking lot and walk to the library.
Green - Proceed Using Electric Heat: There is a low risk that significant supplemental diesel generation will be required.